March 25, 2015 Print

“However you define it, success correlates with two chief qualities: one is intelligence; the other is self-control,” writes John Tierney, the best-selling author of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength. Tierney presented his advice for improving efficiency — as a leader, an entrepreneur, or a staff member — during Atlas Network’s 2014 Liberty Forum. Now published in this new Roadmaps article, Tierney offers eight strategies for working smart:

  1. Know your limits
  2. Build your willpower
  3. Eat
  4. Avoid the planning fallacy
  5. Make a to-do list that’s actually doable
  6. Keep track
  7. The “Nothing Alternative”
  8. Conserve your willpower

This article is part of the Roadmaps series, which offers best practices, case studies, and inspirational tips for Intellectual Entrepreneurs within Atlas Network. Roadmaps is a part of Atlas Leadership Academy, Atlas Network’s training program.

Read John Tierney’s full Roadmaps article, “Working Smart.”